Life expectancy dropped about a month, from 77.9 years in 2007 to 77.8 years in 2008. The author of the report called the change minuscule and says it will take many years to see whether it's a trend. A similar decline occurred in 2005.
UPDATED 12:30 P.M.Girls born in Japan today are likely to live until the year 2095, some with a good chance of seeing the dawn of the next century thanks to the world’s longest life expectancy.
Japan’s child mortality rates are also among the world’s lowest, according to statistics published Thursday by the World Health Organization.
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